Media advisory written for Public Relations Writing course in March 2018
WHO: Temple University President Richard Englert and other administration officials
*WHAT: will host the first of a series of town hall meetings regarding the proposed building of an on-campus football stadium
WHEN: on Thursday, March 29 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: at the Annenberg Atrium, on 13th Street between Diamond and Dauphin Avenues on Temple’s main campus.
Media are encouraged to attend.
*DETAILS: Temple University announced the series of town hall meetings following the filing of a project submission to the City Planning Commission for the construction of an on-campus football stadium. The discussion will involve university officials, members of the community, staff and faculty in an effort to address tensions that the stadium has caused since its proposal in 2015.
The site, which is projected to cost $130 million, will border Broad Street, Norris Street and 16th Street, disrupting the longtime residents of the North Philadelphia community. Still, the project submission is a major step toward the facility’s creation after almost two years.
Funding for the stadium will come from private donations and bonds from the money that is presently used for hosting university football games at the Lincoln Financial Field.